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New volunteers sign up to Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Cleethorpes lifeboat have welcomed three new recruits recently.

Two new volunteers sit on the Lifeboat wearing RNLI clothing

RNLI/Matt McNally

New recruits Liam and Peter, at the Lifeboat station, shortly after enrolling
The three will now embark on a comprehensive, competency-based training programme which will eventually see them assessed in all areas of expertise needed to be an effective crew member.

Liam Stowers, who works for DFDS, and Michael Carpenter, who works for C-Ro Ports, both aspire to be lifeboat crew, while Peter Marriott, who works for Forefront Training, is training to be shore crew and a operate the launch vehicle.

All of them will, once sufficiently trained, be ready to respond to emergency calls at any time of the day or night, like the rest of the volunteer crew at Cleethorpes.

Fay Pook, Training Coordinator at Cleethorpes, said: 'The guys are making a massive commitment to learning over the coming months, and the rest of the team here will support them.'

Deputy Launch Authority, Andy Burden, added: 'We're very grateful to our new volunteers and their employers for their support to help us continue to save lives at sea here in Cleethorpes.'

Anyone interested in volunteering for the RNLI in Cleethorpes should call in to the lifeboat station for an informal discussion. Training usually takes place on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

RNLI Media contacts
For more information, please contact Matt McNally, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, Cleethorpes, on 07771-797556.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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